Winter at Innerpeffray

What’s on

The Library runs events throughout the year: exhibitions from the collection, events connected to the collections and music and social events to raise funds for running costs and special projects. Find all the dates for your diary and a downloadable copy of our Footnotes newsletter on this page . Tickets and information: 01764 652819: or book online via the Events section in the shop.

Our Heritage Trail by the river and the woodland garden have a lovely display of Spring bulbs and guidelines permitting, the grounds and trail remain open for visitors to enjoy seven days a week: a peaceful stroll to enjoy wildlife and history.

If you are not venturing out we have a selection of videos to enjoy from your armchair on our website bringing alive the collection with our Keeper of Books and Volunteers: look out for new videos coming up this month.

Dates for your diary

Sat 22nd May

2nd June

3rd June 2021
in Library
& outdoors

Fri 11th to Sun 13th June

Fri 9th July

29th July

Library Lives: Books, Borrowers and Beyond
This free online event will highlight Innerpeffray’s unique Borrowers’ Register and the stories it can tell about the library’s books and borrowers. Hear from a variety of experts about Innerpeffray’s place in the amazing history of library use in Scotland, and find out how you can uncover the world behind borrower names and book titles. Organised in conjunction with the project Books and Borrowing 1750-1830, based at the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow ( Free, please book here.

Library Re-opens for visitors. Timed slots will be bookable online shortly, or call 01763 652819

Walter Scott at Innerpeffray – Read to Death – Opening Event
We are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott with a special exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of Innerpeffray Library (FOIL), exploring one what makes Scott a one of Scotland’s literary legends.  This opening event combines a private view of the exhibition with drinks in the Library and readings in the outdoor reading room beside the river. Limited tickets available.
Tickets £10, Patrons and FOIL Members £5

Petronella Haldane
A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in the Schoolroom

Three Inch Fools in The Merry Wives of Windsor The Three Inch Fools take to the road with five actors, all manner of musical instruments and an inventive take on Shakespeare’s raucous comedy. The Fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a riotous new production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor. Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as The Fools present this rip-roaring Shakespearean comedy at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK.

Bring your own picnic for this outdoor theatre summer treat.  Seats will be provided. A pop-up bar will offer wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee for sale at the event.
Tickets priced £16 for adults and £10 for under 18s (under 10s free) are available here.

Putting the Past on the Page – workshop
Where do writers do get inspiration? History is a story: his – or her – story. So, where better to look for literary inspiration than Innerpeffray, a place steeped in history and historical source material?
This workshop by Steph Haxton, historian and author, will explore ideas sparked by Time
Poetry or prose, to share or just for your own pleasure, this workshop aims to blow the cobwebs off your quills and stir your stylus! You might even write a book! 
No experience necessary for this word-play workshop.  Included: all materials, tea/coffee, free tour of library.  Please bring your own lunch.
Cost; £30.

Exhibitions 2021

We will be announcing our exhibition plans shortly.

Private Events

If you would like to hold a private event at the Library please do get in touch.  We are delighted to hold book launches, weddings, birthday treats and private tours outwith opening hours.